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Police Helping Domestic Violence Victims by Handing Out Blunt Knives to Reduce Stabbings

Over 17% of incidents reported to the police in Nottinghamshire, England, is due to domestic violence knife crime. Even after such abuse, the victim will most likely stay in the relationship for their children or simply will get back together once the suspect gets out of prison. 

Hoping to reduce the incidence of stabbing and to potentially save more lives, the Nottinghamshire Police plan on giving abuse victims these “no point” knives:

Superintendent Matt McFarlane, the new knife crime strategy manager for Nottinghamshire Police, who is overseeing the scheme, said: "We do see a fair amount of knife related incidents in domestic abuse not just on the streets. "This is a measure we need to take. We want to reduce that risk. It is a trial. We have about a 100 of them - and we have so far given out about 50. "The knife is blunt at the end - but still functions as a knife - so you can't stab someone.

Kudos to these policemen! Let’s hope that blunt end knives will help reduce domestic abuse incidents not only in Nottinghamshire but also to the rest of the world. 

Image: Nottinghamshire Police

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